Shrimp on the Barbie?

Though many of us haven’t been to Australia, we think we know all about it due to common stereotypes heard in pop culture for decades. So what’s real and what’s just fantasy?

  1. It is a common trope to reference all the deadly animals that call the Outback home, but in reality, you’re more likely to be killed by a horse in Australia than a spider of mythological proportions.
  2. We’ve heard that all Australians LOVE their Vegemite – and this stereotype is kind of true! a survey found that about half of the population eats Vegemite every day.
  3. When imitating Australians, it is a favorite phrase to mention “shrimp on the barbie,” but this one doesn’t make any sense since Aussies call those delicious crustaceans prawns, not shrimp.
  4. Lots of us think of Australia as one big desert, but the land down under offers more than just sand. There are mountains, dense forest, and vibrant cities all over Australia. Mount Kosciuszko even gets more snow than the Swiss Alps!
  5. Thanks to a catchy marketing campaign, Foster’s has painted a picture of beer-loving Aussies for years. Australians do love their beer, but Foster’s isn’t their favorite. They also love their wine: New South Wales boasts many different wine regions!

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